Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks Paperback – June 1, 1974
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From the Back Cover
A truly staggering collection, this book explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks: impromptu card tricks, spelling tricks, "you do as I do" tricks, diachylon (a paste for gluing cards together) tricks, calculation tricks; tricks using key cards, slick cards, double-backed cards, reversed cards, short cards; tricks based on a one-way pack, prearranged pack, Svengali pack, Mene-Tekel pack, stripper pack; special packs; miscellaneous tricks including Everywhere and Nowhere, The Case of the Four Kings, Card in the Orange, The Buddha Whispers, and Inseparable Aces; and a final chapter on tricks using the famous Nikola Card System. In addition, a chapter on technique explains the most important sleights―the overhand shuffle, riffle shuffle, false cut, palm, simple pass, double lift, glide, and force.
Based on a volume compiled by Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen and Glenn G. Gravatt, this collection was thoroughly revised by Jean Hugard and completely rewritten. It is easily the finest single compendium of classic card tricks, and the clear style makes the instructions easy to follow. An indispensable book for the professional or amateur magician, it is a magnificent source for anyone who wants just the right tricks to mystify his friends or delight his children.
Unabridged, corrected republication of the 1937 edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Step-son loves to do card tricks and this book provided SO many different tricks for him to try. There aren't alot of pictures so it's definitely for older children who can follow... Read morePublished 16 months ago by AJ
awesome product great for magicians of all ages and skill levels love this bookPublished 16 months ago by munch 666
I give this one five stars for the sheer wealth of knowledge it contains! I love how there are more tricks in it than I can find almost anywhere, and the descriptions of how to do... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jacob Dillard
This would be a bible of card tricks. Already have performed several.
Even has gave me some ideas for more tricks. Read more
Lots and lots of old school card tricks. Some good stuff and some not. Some that have potential but the patter and presentation around the methods need to be altered and updated.Published 22 months ago by Nik88
It tells you the effect and what to do kinda but it really just doesn't help you out very much, I really just found one I liked, then learned onlinePublished on July 8, 2014 by Hayden Hotchkiss